The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 37 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 53 39 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.64% 3.22% 4.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.80% 3.52% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £395 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+35.80% -46.00%
Consultant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1394 1107 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.74% 91.26% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 583 396
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 25
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.42% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £37.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the Edinburgh region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 43 (39.09%) Finance
2 28 (25.45%) Banking
3 18 (16.36%) Management Information System
4 17 (15.45%) Migration
5 16 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (13.64%) Windows
7 14 (12.73%) SQL
8 13 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (10.91%) Oracle
9 12 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (10.91%) Information Security
10 11 (10.00%) Firewall
10 11 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 11 (10.00%) CESG
10 11 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
10 11 (10.00%) Information Assurance
11 10 (9.09%) HP
11 10 (9.09%) Project Management
11 10 (9.09%) Asset Management
12 9 (8.18%) Microsoft
12 9 (8.18%) Business Analysis
12 9 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (7.27%) Workflow
13 8 (7.27%) SCCM
13 8 (7.27%) Investment Management
14 7 (6.36%) Web Services
14 7 (6.36%) SAS
14 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
14 7 (6.36%) Internet

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.36%) SAS
2 6 (5.45%) Lync
3 4 (3.64%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.64%) JBoss
4 3 (2.73%) IIS
4 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.73%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.73%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.91%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.82%) HFM
3 1 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.91%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.91%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.00%) Firewall
2 7 (6.36%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (6.36%) Reverse Proxy
2 7 (6.36%) Network Security
2 7 (6.36%) Internet
3 6 (5.45%) SAN
4 4 (3.64%) NAS
4 4 (3.64%) LAN
4 4 (3.64%) WAN
5 1 (0.91%) DHCP
5 1 (0.91%) FTP
5 1 (0.91%) DNS
5 1 (0.91%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.91%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.73%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.82%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.91%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.91%) OLAP
5 1 (0.91%) MS Access
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.91%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.91%) JIRA
1 1 (0.91%) Selenium
1 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.91%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (39.09%) Finance
2 28 (25.45%) Banking
3 7 (6.36%) Retail
4 6 (5.45%) Marketing
5 5 (4.55%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.64%) Publishing
7 2 (1.82%) Advertising
8 1 (0.91%) Legal
8 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) Web Services
2 5 (4.55%) Middleware
3 3 (2.73%) Application Packaging
3 3 (2.73%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.82%) HTML
4 2 (1.82%) CSS
5 1 (0.91%) jBPM
5 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.91%) .NET
5 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.91%) EDI
5 1 (0.91%) Drools
5 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.36%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.00%) CESG
2 11 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
3 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.45%) User Experience
5 5 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (3.64%) RMADS
6 4 (3.64%) Replication
7 3 (2.73%) Online Banking
7 3 (2.73%) Animation
8 2 (1.82%) Clustering
8 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.91%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.91%) DataPower
9 1 (0.91%) Open Source
9 1 (0.91%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.91%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.64%) Windows
2 9 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.55%) Windows 2000
4 3 (2.73%) UNIX
4 3 (2.73%) Linux
4 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.91%) Solaris
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.45%) Migration
2 16 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (10.91%) Information Security
5 11 (10.00%) Information Assurance
5 11 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 10 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 10 (9.09%) Project Management
7 9 (8.18%) Business Analysis
8 8 (7.27%) Investment Management
8 8 (7.27%) Workflow
9 7 (6.36%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (6.36%) Protective Monitoring
9 7 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (5.45%) Test Scripting
11 5 (4.55%) Wealth Management
11 5 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (4.55%) Change Control
11 5 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.73%) SQL
2 7 (6.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.73%) C
4 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.91%) C#
5 1 (0.91%) Java
5 1 (0.91%) ABAP
5 1 (0.91%) VBA
5 1 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.64%) CISSP
4 2 (1.82%) CISA
4 2 (1.82%) CISM
4 2 (1.82%) CEH
4 2 (1.82%) CISMP
4 2 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.91%) Degree
5 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.91%) PMP
5 1 (0.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) GPG13
2 6 (5.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.82%) SLA
4 1 (0.91%) WCAG
4 1 (0.91%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.82%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) SCCM
2 2 (1.82%) SCOM
2 2 (1.82%) WSUS
3 1 (0.91%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (10.91%) Oracle
2 10 (9.09%) HP
3 9 (8.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.45%) VMware
4 6 (5.45%) SAP
5 5 (4.55%) Polycom
5 5 (4.55%) Charles River
6 3 (2.73%) Veeam
6 3 (2.73%) Veritas
7 2 (1.82%) Avaya
7 2 (1.82%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.82%) Informatica
7 2 (1.82%) NetApp
7 2 (1.82%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.82%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.91%) Avaloq
8 1 (0.91%) Teradata
8 1 (0.91%) Adobe
8 1 (0.91%) Sun
8 1 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
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